Lucasfilm Reviews

Updated 18 Nov 2019

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3.6
59%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy (no image)
Kathleen Kennedy
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "A chance to touch Star Wars is fantastic(in 18 reviews)

  • "Mostly great people to work with(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, little chance of advancement, shrinking margins for revenue and regular cycles of artist layoffs as work ebbs and flows(in 12 reviews)

  • "In the process of becoming a true movie studio again, there are some growing pains in regards to upper management(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Brilliant"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Assistant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time

    Pros

    Vibrant, community, learning, upward mobility

    Cons

    Distance from where I liver

  2. "cool projects"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concept Artist 

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you are able to be involved in a variety of projects. which helps you to learn and adapt in different creative briefs.

    Cons

    sometimes there not projects at all.

  3. "Best Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lucasfilm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone at animation is incredible, such a family atmosphere that you wouldn't expect at a large studio.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best for the living in San Francisco

  4. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lucasfilm full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture and amazing people

    Cons

    Not really have any cons

  5. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Lucasfilm part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Low salary and far from my house

  6. Helpful (1)

    "FX TD"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FX Technical Director in Singapore

    I have been working at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Great Show to work on

    Cons

    No OT pay contract very short terms

  7. "Great Work Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lucasfilm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and management that actually cares. Cares about inclusion.

    Cons

    no real cons - certain positions work longer hours depending on the projects but nothing major.

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  8. "Great People"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Talented, smart, great people doing cutting edge work

    Cons

    An industry known for very long hours

  9. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Lead 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lucasfilm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked there before George Lucas sold the company. It was a great place filled with tons of really talented people and lots of interesting projects. Like any big, prestigious place to work for, it can be hard to stand-out amongst a lot of talented people. I was lucky and had my opportunities to work on things that were rewarding for me, but it can be easy to remain stagnant.

    Cons

    People go to work at Lucasfilm for an opportunity to work on something really interesting, but the overall compensation is on the lower end of what you can expect.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great for the resume but not for the money."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Digital Artist in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lucasfilm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great and friendly staff, good food options, Singapore is a lovely place to live and work in.

    Cons

    Seemed to me that only very few in management make good money while the majority can't really make ends meet or hope for advancement, most people I know left for better opportunities within 2 years. Also in my case, I felt that the salary you get is determined by your negotiation skills prior to finalizing the contract rather than your actual work skills and productivity.

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